GEAR:30 Podcast

Sam Shaheen and Jonathan Ellsworth discuss new ski gear and Sam reviews Tinder on Blister's GEAR:30 Podcast

New Gear + Sam’s Review of Tinder (Ep.42)

Sam Shaheen, Kristin Sinnott, and Jonathan Ellsworth talk about some of their favorite new skis, then — in what might be our most anticipated review ever — Sam Shaheen gives us his honest, in-depth, pretty hilarious, and surprisingly insightful take on the dating app, Tinder.

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Luke Jacobsen and Jonathan Ellsworth discuss the Moment Skis 2019-2020 Lineup on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast.

Moment Skis 19/20 Lineup (Ep.38)

We talk to Moment Skis CEO, Luke Jacobson, about next year’s lineup of skis; space movies; Ryan Gosling; Tyler Curle’s ski preferences; the “Google Bump”; and … more Ryan Gosling.

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Luke Koppa, Sam Shaheen, and Jonathan Ellsworth discuss new skis and outerwear on Blister's GEAR:30 Podcast

New Skis & Outerwear (Ep.33)

We discuss the latest skis and outerwear we’re reviewing, including the Black Crows Corvus, Rossi Black Ops, Parlor Cardinal 90, Argent Skis Badger, Flylow Baker Bibs, and Patagonia Micro Puff Storm.

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Romp Skis founders Caleb and Morgan Weinberg on Blister's GEAR:30 Podcast

Romp Skis (Ep.32)

We sat down with Romp Skis founders Caleb and Morgan Weinberg to talk about their backgrounds, their approach to building “custom” skis, how they ended up building skis for the 10th Special Forces Group, and more.

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Will Ritter, founder of Spark R&D, on the Blister Podcast GEAR:30

Spark R&D — Part 2 (Ep.28)

We talk to Spark R&D founder, Will Ritter, about some of Spark’s current products, collaborating with CAST Touring and 22 Designs, and implementing solar power in their factory in Bozeman, Montana.

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Parlor Skis co-founder, Mark Wallace on the Blister GEAR:30 podcast.

Parlor Skis 18/19 Lineup & ‘Build Your Own Skis’ Class (Ep.24)

We talk to Boston-based Parlor Skis co-founder, Mark Wallace, about the origins story of Parlor; their “Build Your Own Skis” class; the new models in their 18/19 lineup — including Parlor snowboards and splitboards; and several trends on the East Coast ski scene. (We also talk about lasagna, burritos, and Camaros.)

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Bike Companies vs. Ski Companies on the GEAR:30 blister podcast

Bikes vs. Skis, Part 1 (Ep.21)

Which ski company is most like which bike company? Who is the Moment Skis of the bike world? And which ski brand shares the most family resemblance with Yeti or Transition? Jonathan Ellsworth has been having this discussion for years with Blister’s bike editor, Noah Bodman, and we’re now taking it public. So give it a listen, then let us know where you agree, where you disagree, and where you’ve got the better analogies.

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We talk about spring skiing in Alaska on the GEAR:30 podcast with Eric Helmbrecht of Powder Hound Ski Shop in Girdwood, Alaska

Spring Skiing & Biking in AK (Ep.17)

We talk to Eric Helmbrecht, owner of Powder Hound in Girdwood, Alaska, about spring skiing in AK, what gear works well in AK’s snowpack and terrain, what new gear he’s most intrigued by, and the growing mountain bike scene around Girdwood and Anchorage.

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Touring bindings and the G3 Zed Binding on blister's Gear:30 Podcast

Touring Bindings & the New G3 Zed (Ep.16)

G3 is introducing a new touring binding — the Zed — that they’re calling the lightest fully-featured AT binding on the market. So we talk to G3’s engineers about their design philosophy and development process, current trends in AT bindings, and the compromises inherent in any AT binding.

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We discuss new 2018-2019 skis on the GEAR 30 podcast

18/19 All-Mountain & Frontside Skis (Ep.15)

We just finished testing a broad range of skis, so Blister’s Sam Shaheen, Luke Koppa, and Jonathan Ellsworth discuss a number of the highlights, including the new Atomic Bent Chetler 100, the HEAD Supershape i.Titan, a new carver from DPS, the Black Crows Orb, and what might be Jonathan’s new personal favorite from Blizzard.

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